With an overall population of 94,673 and a student population of 34,443, approximately 33,010 of Boulder students attend one of Boulder's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
University of Colorado Boulder is the largest mechanical engineering school in Boulder, based on student population. In 2010, University of Colorado Boulder graduated approximately 192 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 192 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Boulder in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Boulder's mechanical engineering schools was $24,757 per year for instate students and $45,011 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,749 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Boulder. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,378 per year, on average, for room and board at Boulder-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Boulder, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,290 mechanical engineers working in Colorado and 610 working in the greater Boulder area in 2010. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Boulder will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Boulder is $100,240 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.